It was the 31st of October, and I was randomly surfing around Play-Asia yet again.. just staring at those 00ber items listed there.. ranging from kawaii SMB keychains to plush dolls and console games ofcourse, wondering when I’d ever get to have any damn thing from them.
They were also having a 15-day discounted sale period on Play-Asia during that period, and that day was supposed to be the last. I had come across this Super Mario Galaxy Plush Doll: Fire Mario many a times, but never really got that *WANT!* urge within me, which I suddenly did at that moment. As a co-incidence, I had earnt a few bucks during that period and my Paypal was almost near to having sufficient funds to afford that doll. It took me an entire day to come upon the decision to finally purchase it. The negative thought that haunted me was that did that doll deserve to be purchased for a 20 yr old guy like me? Doesn’t the word on the average people’s street go all — “Dolls are for the kiddies!“?
I did overcome that with a positive attitude that came from within. We often grow up in life to such an extent that we tend to forget the inner child within us. We forget to have the same fun we used to have when we were 5, we forget to laugh, dance or act all crazy like we used to back then. We try to overcome that inner demand for toys, dolls, candies, chocolates, et al. The same demand that was urging me to hit the Buy Now button on the Fire Mario item page.
Yes! I will hit it!! I will buy that for the Little NiSh who demands it! No matter the money spent, I won’t take it as ‘wasted’. Money comes and goes, but times like these don’t. Many negative comments came from contacts whom I asked for suggestions over buying it; including my mom who also exclaimed whether I was a kid?! But luckily there *were* contacts online who possess a similar mindset as mine, and proded me to go for it! (Thanks PikachuTrAiNeR, Ewan, harrytendulkar, Reetesh, Blenderboy Ankit). The other plus point in ordering it ASAP was since the sale mentioned above was offering a $7 off on the plush doll. Going for it later would just have me spend more over it.
So I filled in the necessary shipping details, did the payment and confirmed the purchase. It was a joy in doing this in real for once. I later did add in an extra item the next day, which was the pack of grape candies, just randomly to have some extra joy in the purchase, since it was supposed to be a birthday gift for me from myself =)
Play-Asia finally sent me a notification on the 3rd of Nov. 08, regarding my purchase status which was now *shipped*! Yay! So everything is final now, nothing can stop it. Since then until today, the 15th, I’ve been anxiously waiting for it to arrive. 12 days is a decent time to wait I guess, for free economy air parcel by post.
As per our rules @ #pfz 😉 we need to record *unboxing* videos/pics whenever we get a new parcel off P-A or related 😛 So here’s the Unboxing video (with fun annotations along) below:
My review on this kawaii plush fire mario is that it’s quite flexible! You can easily even pull down it’s legs to make it seem to stand. It’s an original product licensed by Nintendo, so the quality is really top-notch. The Fire Flower is also a bit loose to have fun pressing it, although I’d have liked it better if it were detachable xD (LOL, */me imagines jumping up and down to hit it). You can have a lot of fun playing SMB in real with it, by maybe throwing in Goomba dolls, [?] Question Blocks, Power-Ups and even other characters, alongwith SMB music and sounds.
[MUST WATCH!] Here’s another video I cooked up — a fun video review of Fire Mario:
C Care Grape Candies were also nice, although a bit sour, which I now think I should have gone for those Pineapple flavoured ones ^^;
Overall a very exciting experience for me, and I’ve enjoyed every bit of it right from confirming the shipment to waiting and now the unboxing! I’m sure you guys out there too must’ve had the *WANT!* kinda urges when you’re onto some shopping portal online. And I’d say if it really makes you to WANT it, then go for it! Atleast once in a while. Not always 😉